This year’s tilt will be the 118th in history and will take place at Shinnecock on Long Island. If the name sounds familiar to those casual fans, it’s for good reason. All you golf nerds like me already know the stories, the Opens, the triumph and the (relative) tragedy this legendary golf course has seen. 

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This week, the PGA Tour moves out of Texas and begins their jaunt through the Northern United States. The world’s best head to the house that Jack built — literally. Muifield Village hosts the Memorial Tournament — where the man handing out the trophy is more important than the prize itself. 

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For the first time, the AT&T Byron Nelson was played at Trinity Forest Golf Club — a relatively new track just outside of Dallas. While the reviews were mixed, there’s no arguing that the course was eminently gettable all week long — and the aforementioned Wise got it!

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Now that Magnolia Lane and the Azalea’s of Augusta National and the Masters are in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for the world’s best to move up the South East coast. This week, the PGA Tour tees it up at another iconic venue — the Harbor Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

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It’s late on a Wednesday night here in Western Massachusetts, and I’ll be honest — there’s nothing I’d like to do less than write this piece about the Shell Houston Open. I’m sorry. My heart is already in Augusta, Georgia. My head, filled with dreams of pimento cheese sandwiches and Jim Nantz-isms. I know you’re all there, too. 

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Hola, friends and degenerates! It’s time to head back to the Sunshine State for this week’s Valspar Championship. 

In the past, the Valspar has been a sub-par tournament filled with PGA Tour journeymen and young kids who haven’t really proven they could do more than beat their dad and his buddies at the local club. Boy, how times have changed! 

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